Dust to dust

Today is Ash Wednesday.

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and follow after Christ.

I have posted in the past about Lent and reasons for celebrating it. It is a time of spiritual discipline and intentionality. This year I am again giving up the computer between 9PM and 9AM. I get too easily distracted by the lure of the Internet — even if there is nothing ‘new’ to read in email or blogs, I will go find something new. I have plenty of things I want to do off the computer, and I need to be far more disciplined regarding my sleep schedule and getting to work early.

This year I have been introduced to the concept of ‘Carbon Fasting’, or going Green for Lent. I’m also going to take a look at these suggestions and see how I can incorporate into my lifestyle the things I’m not doing already. I encourage you to do the same — we are stewards of the earth, after all. Why not take better care of it this Lent?

Diosese of Cape Town: Carbon Fast

The Tributary Fund: Green Lent Daily Activities

The Daily Green: 9 Things to Give Up for Lent

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